Sue Ryder Manorlands in Oxenhope received a grand gift from Keybury Fire and Security in Keighley.

Energetic staff from the independent fire and security firm raised a total of £2,100 by taking part in a two-day trek across the Pennine Way. The funds have been split evenly between Manorlands and Meningitis Now.

A total of 25 Keybury management and staff took part in the 36-mile walk, some covering the full distance from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Oakworth, others joining in for one or more of the legs. The walk was split over two days, including an overnight stay at Gargrave.

Keybury’s Sales and Marketing Director David Lalor said: “Manorlands are a fantastic local charity and we’re very happy to support them. Last year, we raised funds for them with a 127-mile bike ride along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal towpath, so we wanted a challenge to match that.

“We knew it would be a tough route, but we wanted to cover over 500 miles between us, so some of the team completed the whole thing, while others took part in the different stages. We were really impressed with how everyone rose to the challenge and proud to hit both our distance and fundraising targets.”

Collecting a cheque for £1,050, regional fundraiser for Sue Ryder Manorlands, Andrew Wood, was delighted with the donation. He said: “The team at Keybury are full of energy and enthusiasm. Each year they choose a great charity challenge and they are kind enough to always support us at Sue Ryder with a share of the funds they raise.

“They will be spent on caring for seriously ill people staying with us at Manorlands and out in the local community.”

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